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Ponsonby is a hip inner-city suburb of Auckland, New Zealand that is situated just a few kilometres from the central business district of the city. The district has a rich history that began in the 19th century when it was a haven for rich city residents desiring great views of the harbour. The 1950’s saw a downturn in Ponsonby’s fortunes and the area became full of slums that were later inhabited by Auckland’s artist and LBGT community in the 1970’s. Now Ponsonby has undergone a rebirth and is known for its chic restaurants, upmarket shops, nightclubs and trendy boutiques.

  • Take one of Ponsonby’s historical walking tours that include the Freeman’s Bay Walk through the historic back streets, where you will gain insight into the suburb’s rise from slums to one of the best areas of Auckland.
  • Admire the Gothic style of the St Johns Church, a 19th century wooden structure that includes intricate carved detailing done by Anton Teutonberg.
  • See where the outdoor café culture of Auckland got its start at the One 2 One Café, a mainstay of Ponsonby where local artists can be found sipping strong espressos.

One of the best ways to get around Auckland is by the LINK bus system that has colour-coded routes that snake throughout the city. Train service in this city is limited so many residents prefer to get to Ponsonby using taxis or private cars. City planners have encouraged cycling by constructing a dense network of bicycle paths that go through the city. Ponsonby can be explored on foot, as most of the shops, bars, and cafes are centrally located on The Strip so it is a perfect area to spend an afternoon of shopping and eating.

Hotels in Ponsonby

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From US$78

1 The Surrey Hotel

4 stars
3.5 / 5 20 reviews

465 Great North Road, Grey Lynn Map

With all the contemporary comforts, The Surrey Hotel is a simple timeless refuge, offering you a pure holiday experience. GeneralThe hotel offers excellent conference facilities that cater to your... More

Great time with our son
Great place to stay. Had our fox terrier with us. No problems at all having our dog. The only thing that we had issue with was the people above us could be heard moving around and at times was...
1 Aug 2015
From US$154

2 SKYCITY Grand Hotel Auckland

5 stars
4.7 / 5 147 reviews

90 Federal Street Map

Includes Buffet Breakfast

Offering stunning views and stylish and elegant accommodations, SKYCITY Grand Hotel Auckland provides an oasis of luxury in the heart of vibrant Auckland. While in the area, tourists should not... More

29 years wedding aniversary
booked for 2nites wish we could stay longer ,location excellent very handy to everything service very friendly and helpful and very clean room and spacious ,so many restaurant and café are nearby...
9 Sep 2015
From US$137

3 Stamford Plaza Auckland

5 stars
4.5 / 5 62 reviews

22-24 Albert Road Map

Includes Valet Parking & Breakfast

Offering luxurious accommodation and pleasing hospitality, Stamford Plaza Auckland invites guests to experience the first-class service, timeless decor and excellent inner city location. Guests at... More

Great spot for a night out.
Really good staff, great room with a very comfortable bed, plus an awesome breakfast the next morning. I will recommend the Drive in and unwind package to everyone I know. Thanks a lot.
15 Sep 2015
From US$76

4 Rendezvous Hotel Auckland

4 stars
4.6 / 5 312 reviews

Corner Of Vincent Street & Mayoral Drive Map

Breakfast & Dinner For 2, Valet Parking & MORE!

Featuring elegant interiors and sophisticated facilities, Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland makes for an ideal base for business travellers and tourists visiting Auckland. During leisure, travellers... More

Great hotel. Right in the middle of Auckland. A short walk to town.
22 Sep 2015
From US$102

5 Langham Hotel Auckland (The)

5 stars
4.8 / 5 64 reviews

83 Symonds Street Map

Includes Breakfast, Access to Club Lounge & More

Luxurious and modern, The Langham Hotel Auckland provides a convenient base for discerning travellers visiting the biggest city in New Zealand. This Auckland hotel places vacationers close to key... More

Good location
A very nice hotel with a great ambiance. Breakfast is somewhat expensive $40 per guest. Otherwise a very enjoyable say.
30 Aug 2015
From US$112

6 SKYCITY Hotel Auckland

4 stars
4.6 / 5 244 reviews

Corner of Federal and Victoria Streets Map

FREE Breakfast

Modern and spacious, SKYCITY Hotel Auckland provides relaxing and stylish accommodations and access to a world-class casino, more than 20 restaurants, cafes and bars, theatre and live... More

Mixed feelings
Started great, the room was unimaginative but clean and comfortable and the staff were great with our six year old on arrival. Unfortunately our room wasn't serviced after the second night, despite...
1 Sep 2015
From US$14

7 Nomads Fat Camel

4 stars
2.4 / 5 5 reviews

38 Fort Street Map

Offering comfortable as well as high quality budget accommodation, Nomads Fat Camel Auckland Hostel is designed for backpackers and travellers who desire a pleasant stay, in the heart of Auckland... More

barley adequate
bath is shared by whole floor no towels supplied location is excellent
7 Apr 2015
From US$14

8 Surf n Snow Backpackers

3 stars
2.5 / 5 2 reviews

102 Albert Street Map

Nestled just across the Auckland's spectacular Sky Tower, the Surf N Snow Backpackers Auckland is the perfect destination to enjoy a wide variety of of personalised services. GeneralBusiness... More

So so
not much to say because its price. No window, a bit dust in the room..
23 Mar 2014
From US$95

9 Rydges Auckland

4 stars
4.6 / 5 142 reviews

59 Federal Street, Cnr Kingston Street Map


Offering contemporary accommodations in a city-centre location, Rydges Auckland invites business and leisure travellers for a luxury holiday experience in Auckland. From the hotel, tourists can... More

Great location
Central to all you would want to do in Auckland, Concierge can help with cheaper taxi to the airport, but check the price quoted carefully. Be prepared for a more run down cab.
20 Jan 2015
From US$78

10 VR Queen Street Hotel & Suites

4 stars
2.7 / 5 3 reviews

401 Queen Street Map

Same Day Booking & Save 15%

Offering contemporary accommodations situated in the central business district, VR Queen Street makes for a convenient base for business travellers and holidaymakers visiting Auckland. Guests at... More

Good value
Just stayed overnight after flying in late and room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. Room was small but fine.
18 Mar 2015
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